Saturday, December 20, 2014

Data breach victims should read this Krebs On Security article...

It seems there's a giant breach of retailer data every month.  I have had cards replaced and so have many people that I know.  My poor BIL had his card declined at a very inconvenient time because his bank noted he'd used it at an affected store and took it upon itself to cancel his card and not let him know until it was already done, leaving him without a bank card for about two weeks until the next one came in the mail.

A coupon community I belong to discussed the latest breach -- from Staples.  A friend shared that she was included in the Target breach a while back and that the free credit monitoring was pretty much useless.  

Krebs On Security agrees with her, too.  In the wake of waves of data breaches, you should read their article here.  Don't rely on a free credit monitoring service to make you feel safe, because they do little to protect you proactively avoid identity theft.

One thing that we have begun to do in recent months is to not use our bank card very much at all.  Our credit card has fraud protection, so it's much safer to use it while out shopping.  Tis better to have the ability to dispute charges (I recommend reviewing your credit card charges a few times a week) then to have to argue with your bank to get your money back in time to pay your mortgage.

What say you?  Have you signed up for a free credit reporting agency?  I just can't imagine that a hacker wouldn't hold onto information for a while and then use it when you let your guard down.  You know, after the free credit monitoring ends.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

$5 Chick-fil-A gift card for 355 points on My Coke Rewards

My  Coke Rewards has a few gift cards still available.

There is also a $5 Bonefish Grill GC for 250 points and a $10 Nike e-gift card for 250 points.  These are all on the regular MCR site.

On the Beta site, the $10 Nike is in Bronze for 250 points, as is the $5 CFA for the same points as the regular site.

Silver has a $5 Walmart GC for 345 points and a $35 Nike e-gift card for 2,425 points.

Gold has a $10 Target GC for 670 points,  $10 Walmart GC for 670 points, and a $50 Nike e-gift card for 3,350 points.

#mycokerewards 30 pts for free 12 pack coupon

The free 12 pack coupon is still at 30 points and was raised to limit 8 per member yesterday.  If the site was too busy for you to get yours yesterday, try again!  I see it's still available.

Discover January - March 2015 5% cash back program (post includes referral link, #ad)
Discover's 5% cash back program for the first quarter of 2015 is 5% back on Gas Stations and Ground transportation on purchases up to $1,500.   Gas prices are going down, a great thing!  But it's still nice to earn extra cash back on a fill up.  This program is open for sign up now, so be sure to visit Discover's site and sign up before the new year.

Not a Discover member?  Consider applying for their credit card.  I have had one for close to 20 years now and have enjoyed earning cash back on my purchases so much.  I have been using my accrued cash back to pay for Christmas gifts on Amazon, because I have allowed my accounts to be linked (there are other credit cards that allow you to use your rewards/points at Amazon, too, so check that out if you have a different credit card. 

If you do apply, consider using this link to get this special offer:  Become a Discover cardmember and you’ll get $50 Cashback Bonus with your 1st purchase within 3 mos.

10 point #PampersRewards Code

I just spotted this on my Twitter feed....


It's good for 10 points.  Let me know in a comment if it worked for you.  There wasn't an expiration included, so I don't know when it expires.

Also, don't miss these earning opportunities if you haven't done them yet:  (10 points for watching video -- follow instructions on the video in the lower left corner.)  Be sure to click the "watch and earn" before the video ends.

Read and click the "I've read" buttons on these articles on

Friday, November 28, 2014

Pampers points --- see inside for two current codes - 15 pts

There are two Pampers codes floating out there in cyberspace that you might have missed due to the holiday.  Be sure to claim these two before they expire.  Thanks to my friend, Mona, for sharing.

FB8THKS342GVG14 (10 Points)
TWT2THKS42GVG14 (5 Points)

While you are at the site, be sure to read all 3 articles that are giving 10 points for the read.  That's 30 points if you haven't read any of them yet (one time only).  They are: 



Now seeing $10 Domino's gift card in Silver member area on My Coke Rewards

A few days ago, I spotted the $10 Domino's gift card for just 200 points in the gold section of rewards on My Coke Rewards' Beta site. I'm now finding it under the silver rewards as well. If you're not gold, but you're silver, head on over and grab it!

Reminder: Through 11/28 (today) get double points for 12 pack Coke/Diet Coke/Coke Zero codes

Today is the last day to receive double points for your 10 point 12 pack codes of Coke, Diet Coke, or Coke Zero. Hope you are adding lots of points because I've been seeing some amazing rewards and deals, especially on their Beta site!

Amazon Black Friday: Savings on Kindles and Fires

Kindle and Fire Deals for Black Friday include...

Kindle Fire HD6 for $79 (was $99)
Kindle Fire HD7 for $109 (was $139)
Kindle for $49 (was $79) --- want this without the special offers?  It's $69, though no one I know with the special offers feels they're intrusively annoying, so saving the extra $20 may be worth it to you.
Kindle Paperwhite for $99 (was $119)
Fire Phone for $199 (list value was $449, this is unlocked)

There's some nice savings on a basic Kindle --- an e-reader for under $50.  These are great if you want a no-frills type of reading device.  We have borrowed titles from OverDrive before for no cost through our library account. 

These prices won't last long.  Hope you score a deal if you've been looking for one. This post includes affiliate links.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Double points on Coke flaps through 11/28 (12 pack codes)

Receive double points on Coke codes found on 12 pack products now through 11/28.  This offer was advertised on both the regular and Beta sites.  Offer includes Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, and Coke Zero.